ISBN 9780763702380,Aids: The Biological Basis

Aids: The Biological Basis



Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9780763702380

ISBN-10 0763702382

Hard Back

Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 340 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

The award-winning AIDS: The Biological Basis, now in its third edition, has been revised and updated to meet the needs of professionals and academia alike. As in the previous editions, the third edition consists of ten chapters devoted to the biology of acquired immune deficiency syndrome and retains the pedagogical features that made it a valuable learning tool. Alcamo, however, has made it a point to include updated information about AIDS and HIV, including: The physiology of the HIV T-cell relationship; the spread of AIDS throughout Africa and Asia; new insights into needle exchange programs; how the viral load has become a key diagnostic tool for tracking HIV infection; the use of zidovudine to control pediatric AIDS; work on the AIDS vaccine; and the use of HAART to control AIDS in adults